Advocacy Tools

Connecting Capitols and Classrooms

Legislators need to hear about what is going on in programs and classrooms – your classrooms – and all of us need to be a voice for child care as our state and federal legislators work at the Capitols.

ECEC is helping to connect Capitols and Classrooms this year! These actions are already underway across the country.

To learn more about the Capitols and Classrooms campaign, click here!

Bring a State or Federal Policy Leader to Your Child Care Program

One of the best ways to help our federal and state officials to understand child care is to show them. ECEC members are bringing leaders to visit centers across the country. Check out the stories and pictures from these visits, and find out how you can do it too.

Action Day at the State Capitol!

ECEC staff and members took action at State Capitols in 2012. ECEC supports our members in these important efforts:

Children’s Week in Florida – April 7-10, 2013

Early Childhood Action Day in Pennsylvania – April 23, 2013

Watch for news about these action days in 2013 and save the date! We look forward to seeing you out there.

Advocacy Webinars for You

In 2012, ECEC partnered with the Minnesota Child Care Association to bring advocacy training in a quick and easy way to child care center directors, teachers and staff in Minnesota.

Session 1: The Legislative Process in Our State

Watch the recorded webinar!

Session 2: Policy and You in Minnesota

Watch the recorded webinar!

Session 3: MCCA Agenda for 2012

Watch the recorded webinar!

Session 4: MCCA and ECEC: Take Action!

Watch the recorded webinar!

In 2012, ECEC partnered with the Professional Association for Childhood Education to bring advocacy training in a quick and easy way to child care center directors, teachers and staff in California.

Session 1: The Legislative Process in California

Watch the recorded webinar!

Session 2: California Policy-making: Does it Matter to Your Center and How Can You Influence the Outcome?

Watch the recorded webinar!

Session 3: The PACE Agenda for 2012

Watch the recorded webinar!

Session 4: PACE and ECEC Members: Take Action!

Watch the recorded webinar!

Other Advocacy Resources

Celebrate your advocacy, Exchange article, September/October 2010